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Canadian Sleep Society

Canadian Sleep Society
Abbreviation CSS
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Type professional association
Headquarters St. Catharines, Ontario
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Kimberly Cote, PhD
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The Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) / Société Canadienne du Sommeil (SCS) is a professional organization whose membership is primarily made up of sleep medicine practitioners, sleep researchers, polysomnographic technicians and students.


The Canadian Sleep Society is a national organization committed to improving sleep for all Canadians through: support for research, promotion of high quality clinical care, education of professionals and the public, and advocacy for sleep and sleep disorders medicine.


The official newsletter of the CSS, Vigilance[1] provides information to its membership and to the public about the activities of the society. Vigilance is typically published in electronic format biannually.

A number of educational brochures are also freely available in English and French from the CSS[2]

Recently, the CSS partnered with the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) to publish a position paper on portable monitoring for sleep apnea in the Canadian Respiratory Journal.


The Canadian Sleep Society Congress gathers biannually to present information on sleep research and sleep medicine. Approximately 500 to 800 people attend the meeting, and is the largest of its kind in Canada entirely devoted to sleep. The meeting is composed of scientific presentations, an exhibition hall, public lectures, education courses, a technologists program and a student day.[3]

External links


  1. Vigilance, the Official Newsletter of the Canadian Sleep Society
  2. Sleep Health and Disorders Brochures
  3. Meetings of the Canadian Sleep Society